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creatinine

a metabolite of muscle metabolism that is excreted in the urine in proportion to renal function

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creatinine clearance

a measure of renal creatinine excretion that is used to evaluate renal function

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drug compliance

following the prescription's directions, exactly how they are written

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enteroepati crecycling

the process whereby a drug is eliminated from the liver/bilary tract into the GI tract, and then reabsorbed from the GI tract to the liver

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geriatrics

medical specialty that deals with individuals 65 years of age and older

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mixed-function

drug microsomal metabolizing enzymes that decrease with age, and slow the rate of drug oxidation and metabolism

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polypharmacy

the situation in patients whose treatment involves more than one prescription